Former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Bill Hagerty on Monday announced his bid to represent Tennessee in the United States Senate.
He said, “Serving in President Trump’s administration was the honor of a lifetime, but when I saw the threat to Tennessee and our country from the Democrats’ socialist agenda, I felt called to act. We must stand up to radical liberals like The Squad and their liberal socialist agenda that would deeply damage the America we know and love.
"With President Trump’s support, I’m ready to fight for your family in the U.S. Senate. In the coming months, we’re going to be working hard and traveling to every corner of our beautiful state to earn your trust. If you’re looking for a conservative family man with real experience, who will stand with President Trump, we’re running this campaign for you.”
President Trump earlier said that Mr. Hagerty is his choice for the Senate seat being vacated by longtime Senator Lamar Alexander.
Nashville physician Manny Sethi is also seeking the GOP nomination.